Five Business Technology Predictions for 2015

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2015 predictions

NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to NetEnrich's 2015 forecast, this week's coverage includes Digium's master agent agreement, JDA's deals with eight resellers, and more.

Telecom Brokerage Rebrands as TBI

In a move to enhance its brand identity, Telecom Brokerage, a technology solutions master agent, is changing the company's name to TBI. Along with the name change, the rebranding program includes the launch of an updated logo, new tagline and a new Website.

Together, the branding campaign is designed to promote the company's core brand attributes and reinforce TBI's "leadership, knowledge and commitment as one of the nation's leading connectivity distributors." Features added to the Website include a new layout with an enhanced menu structure, an agent-centric design, a "Knowledge Base" section that is a one-stop portal for current and potential partners, and an updated "Careers" section.

Exclusive Networks Group Acquires ITEC

Exclusive Networks Group has acquired global managed IT services provider, ITEC Intelligent Services PLC, to expand its global service capabilities. ITEC complements the company's Passport 24/7 professional services with new global project delivery, installation and on-site support capabilities on every continent.

The acquisition also extends Exclusive's in-country presence into the United States and mainland Asia for the first time. With headquarters and a 24/7 technical support center in the United Kingdom, ITEC has sites in Florida, Singapore and Malaysia, with a network of on-site break/fix support provider presence in more than 90 countries worldwide.

Zscaler Reports Record Growth in Q1 FY 2015

Zscaler, an Internet security company, has reported continued strong growth with total revenue, channel revenue and customer retention at all-time highs in the first quarter of 2015. Channel sales in the first quarter rose 56 percent from the same period in fiscal 2014.

Zscaler partners with global service providers such as BT, Verizon and AT&T to offer security services as a value-added offering for their customers. In addition, value-added reseller partners are gaining traction, offering an integrated, cloud-based security platform to their customers who are looking at adding extra layers of security and to protect mobile users and remote branch offices. The company also reported strong renewals, cross-selling and up-selling with existing clients.